This Bridge’s beauty is apparent to all; those afraid of heights and not. It suspends 558 feet over the glaciers of Switzerland, and 328 feet above the sea level. It is located near the town of Gadmen in the Swiss Alps.
The bridge was built in 2004, but had a problem upholding very windy conditions. Fortunately, they decided to add stabilizing cables in 2009 to ensure safer conditions to those daring enough to cross the bridge on foot.
U Bein Bridge – Burma
Stretching over the Taungthaman Lake, for about three quarters of a mile the U Bein Bridge was built in 1850. It is made from a hardwood found in the tropics called teak. The bridge is very dangerous as there are no side rails and nothing to hold on to as you walk (or crawl from fear) across.
Not only do you have to worry about falling, but the bridge has also become a crime hotspot in recent years. There are now policeman guarding the bridge as protection for tourists and passerbys.
Hanging Bridge Of Ghasa – Nepal
Like many crossings in Nepal, the hanging bridge of Ghasa is used by both humans and animals alike. The bridge has been used for decades, despite its questionability under rainy and windy conditions.
On a daily basis, donkeys and cattle travel across the bridge hanging very high about the river valley. The river fortunately has high side rails which protect those who are brave enough to travel across.
Mystery Bridge – Indonesia
We are not sure why anybody is even crossing this bridge at all. Can it even still be called a bridge it’s hanging in its side and barely in one piece anymore?
This bridge can be compared to an ‘Indo Board’ which is a device used by surfers and skateboarders in order to develop balance. they balance a wheel-less board on a foam cylinder without touching the floor. in comparison, a professional ‘indo-boarder’ wouldn’t get very fare on this bridge in Indonesia .These school children surely don’t seem to be bothered by it.
Iya Kazurabashi Bridge – Japan
You can see everyone in this picture holding on for dear life to the Iya Kazurabashi vine bridge of the Iya Valley which dates all the way back to the 12th century. It sits high above the Iya-gawa river in Tokushima, Japan.
It is made of wooden planks and connected with mountain vines. While historically this bridge is very significant, maybe the safety in modernization and renovations need to be considered. Cross the bridge at your own risk, just be sure to hold on tight.